Day Trip from Amsterdam

Old Apr 23rd, 2013, 01:06 PM
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Day Trip from Amsterdam

Are there any small towns worth visiting that are near Amsterdam? Thinking of taking a day trip or an overnight trip from Amsterdam to somewhere... any ideas?
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Old Apr 23rd, 2013, 03:25 PM
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Haarlem. It isn't a small town but it isn't a big city like Amsterdam.
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Old Apr 23rd, 2013, 10:22 PM
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Leiden, Utrecht, The Hague, Rotterdam... all within an hour's train journey from Amsterdam.
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None of those are what I would call a small town, but I guess it depends on OP's definition of a small town.

Close to Amsterdam I would say somewhere like Naarden is worth a visit, maybe together with Muiden and Muiderslot.

Further afield Deventer, Elburg, or even Harlingen (combined with a visit to the planetarium in Franeker maybe) with an over night stay would be worth visiting.

Larger places of interest also include Alkmaar, Den Bosch and Breda.
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For really beautiful small town Holland, De Rijp could be a good destination too.
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